Seasonal Arctic summer ice extent still hard to forecast.

A new study lead by Prof Julienne Stroeve says year-to-year forecasts of the Arctic’s summer ice extent are not yet reliable.

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Geology: F600 - BSc 3 years and F601 - MSci 4 years

This degree provides a broadly-based education in all major branches of the geological sciences, integrating theoretical studies with essential practical skills in the field and laboratory. It includes vocationally orientated training for those looking to pursue careers in the oil, mineral, and construction industries, the environmental sciences, or in research.

Your Career

The programme provides a broad education in Geology, integrating field and laboratory skills with theoretical studies. The strong emphasis on fieldwork provides a unique opportunity to develop independent and team skills, problem-solving abilities and specific skills such as rock identification, fabric recognition, map-making and the geometrical solving of complex three-dimensional structures.
All our students are encouraged and helped towards making informed career choices. We have excellent relationships with many employers in diverse aspects of the Earth and planetary sciences, and students are actively guided towards achieving their potential at UCL in preparation for their future careers.
In addition to further study, main employment destinations include exploration and production for mining, oil and engineering companies, locating and managing the quantity and quality of global water supplies; investigating ground conditions associated with land use, such as for planning, construction and waste disposal; and geological surveying, collecting geological information for maps and databases.


First destinations of recent graduates of this programme include:

  • Geospatial Research Ltd: Geoscientist
  • University of Aberdeen: MSc Integrated Petroleum Geoscience
  • Imperial College London: MSc Hydrology for Environmental Management
  • St Barbara: On-site Researcher
  • Mineralogical Society: Magazine Editor

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